As we're all aware by now, when a game goes gold that doesn't mean that development has finished. At the very least bug fixes, tweaks, and patches are the order of the day for most releases. This week sees the release of No Man's Sky, the ambitious new sci-fi game from Hello Games. And with it comes a substantial day one update that changes a lot of what's already in the game. Which means for those that somehow got to play the game early, they'll need to restart on a new save to take advantage of it.
Rocket League's next free update may be its most interesting yet, as it'll add a number of power-ups for players to collect that will hopefully change the course of the match. Power-ups like the ability to freeze the ball in place, a grappling hook that can pull your car towards the ball, and some spikes so the ball sticks to your car for an easy goal. Or so you'd hope. Called Rumble, the new update is set to drop in September.
15 million players, 15 million. Even saying it out loud it's hard to imagine that many people. But yeah, hot on the heels of the Overwatch Summer Games that kicked off earlier this week just in time for Rio, comes word that the total player base for Blizzard's hit shooter has reached even new heights. And beginning next Friday players from around the world will be able to vote for Overwatch players to represent their country in the upcoming Overwatch World Cup.
And there's a new trailer showcasing all the map, weapon, and demon goodies. One that kind of loses a lot of its steam thanks to the Quake Champions reveal from earlier today. You know the one, you've watched it half a dozen times now trying to confirm which classic 'q3dmx' map it features. Anyway, even if your part of the "single player only!" DOOM camp, there's a QuakeCon themed Bethesda sale over at Steam. And DOOM is 50% off.
We're talking Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book. Three classic games that PC kids in the '90s could point to when leather jacket wearing and no-good troublemaker Stephen Farrelly would turn up at the playground and be all 'Mario this' and 'Sonic that'. And now thanks to the awesome people at GOG.com, we've got DRM-free versions of all three to experience all over again! Ahh, 16-bit Disney magic.
Right alongside the PC release. As you may recall Torment: Tides of Numenera, the new science fantasy RPG from inXile Entertainment and spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, broke all crowdfunding records when it raised over $4 million on Kickstarter back in 2013. Naturally this led to a few delays. With the final release scheduled for Q1 2017, we now know that it'll also be getting a simultaneous release on PS4 and Xbox One.
That music. It makes the act of watching F1 drivers go about their business look like the climatic scenes from Chris Nolan's Inception. Epic to say the least. The latest trailer for Codemasters upcoming F1 2016 showcases some highlights from the new Career Mode, which does look pretty impressive. As do the visuals and weather effects.
I was never amazing at Quake, not like most of the original Mammoth/AusGamers/QGLers. Or Joab. But I damn appreciated the depth the game was played to by the punters, and with the debut gameplay trailer just emerging from QuakeCon, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it looks like it's definitely capturing the spirit of Quake 3 Arena.